Bessie Smith

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Bessie Smith (April 15, 1894 – September 26, 1937) was an American blues singer.

Nicknamed The Empress of the Blues, Smith was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. She is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era and, along with Louis Armstrong, a major influence on other jazz vocalists.

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1972 Nobody's Blues But Mine Bessie Smith 1
1996 Bessie Smith Sings the Jazz Bessie Smith 1
2003 Bessie Smith Vol. 2 'St. Louis Blues': Original Recordings 1924-1925 Bessie Smith 1
2003 Downhearted Blues - Original 1923-1924 Recordings Bessie Smith 1
Blue Spirit Blues Bessie Smith 1
Dowhearted Blues (Original 1923-1924 Recordings) Bessie Smith 1
I'm Wild About That Thing Bessie Smith 1
Les Genies du Jazz (Tome 1, No. 12):Bessie Smith Bessie Smith 1
The Complete Recordings, Volume 01 (Frog) Bessie Smith 1
The Empress Bessie Smith 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1951 The Bessie Smith Story, Volume 1 Compilation Bessie Smith 1
1970 The World's Greatest Blues Singer Compilation Bessie Smith 1
1986 Great Original Performances: 1925-1933 Compilation Bessie Smith 1
1987 Original Jazz Recordings 1925-1933 Compilation Bessie Smith 1
1989 The Collection Compilation Bessie Smith 1
1990 The Gold Collection: 40 Classic Performances Compilation Bessie Smith 1
1990 Bessie Smith: The Greatest Blues Singer in the World Compilation Bessie Smith 1
1991 1923-1933 Empress of the Blues Compilation Bessie Smith 1
1991 The Complete Recordings, Volume 1 Compilation Bessie Smith 1
1991 The Complete Recordings, Volume 2 Compilation Bessie Smith 1
1991 The Legendary King Oliver, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong Compilation King Oliver, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong 1
1992 The Complete Recordings, Volume 3 Compilation Bessie Smith 1
1993 Charly Blues Masterworks, Volume 31: Empress of the Blues Compilation Bessie Smith 2
1993 The Blues Collection 9: Classic Blues Compilation Bessie Smith 2
1993 The Complete Recordings, Volume 4 Compilation Bessie Smith 1
1994 The Chronological Classics: Bessie Smith 1923 Compilation Bessie Smith 1
1994 The Chronological Classics: Bessie Smith 1923-1924 Compilation Bessie Smith 1
1995 The Chronological Classics: Bessie Smith 1924-1925 Compilation Bessie Smith 1
1995 The Chronological Classics: Bessie Smith 1925-1927 Compilation Bessie Smith 1
1996 An Introduction to Bessie Smith: Her Best Recordings 1923-1933 Compilation Bessie Smith 1
1996 The Chronological Classics: Bessie Smith 1927-1928 Compilation Bessie Smith 1
1996 The Chronological Classics: Bessie Smith 1928-1929 Compilation Bessie Smith 1
1996 The Complete Recordings, Volume 5 Compilation Bessie Smith 1
1997 The Essential Bessie Smith Compilation Bessie Smith 1
1997 Jazz Greats, Volume 38: Bessie Smith: Preachin' the Blues Compilation Bessie Smith 1
1997 The Chronological Classics: Bessie Smith 1929-1933 Compilation Bessie Smith 1
1997 The Quintessence: The Empress 1923-1933 Compilation Bessie Smith 1
1998 The Masters Compilation Bessie Smith 1
2001 Midnite Jazz & Blues: Empress of the Blues Compilation Bessie Smith 1
2002 Great Divas Compilation Bessie Smith 1
2003 Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Bessie Smith Compilation Bessie Smith 2
2005 Greatest Hits Compilation Bessie Smith 1
2006 Queen of the Blues, Volume 1 Compilation Bessie Smith 1
2007 The Undisputed Queen of the Blues, Volume 1 Compilation Bessie Smith 1
2010 The Anthology Compilation Bessie Smith 1
2011 The Rough Guide to Blues Legends: Bessie Smith Compilation Bessie Smith 5 1
Bessie Smith Blues Queen Compilation Bessie Smith 1
Empress of the Blues Compilation Bessie Smith 1
I Ain’t Got Nobody Compilation Bessie Smith / Josh White 1
Jazz 'n' Blues Compilation Bessie Smith 1

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